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Unexpected Uruguay Is Sure to Impress You

According to the Virtuoso Luxe Report, a leading forecaster of travel trends for the coming year, one of the top motivators for travel is to visit new destinations. For many travelers, even those who have ..

5 of the Best Babymoon Destinations for Expectant Parents

A Babymoon is a vacation for expectant parents that gives you a chance to relax and recharge before your little bundle of joy impacts your future travel, your sleep patterns, and your world forever. The ..

5 of the Best Winter Festivals in U.S. Ski Areas

Snowsports lovers rejoice! The season of winter festivals is coming around again. If you like to bundle up tight and get outside in the crisp air and new-fallen snow, we’ve got five of the best ..

W Costa Rica Brings Bold Style to the Serene Paradise

In late September, I had the fortunate opportunity to return to Costa Rica and visit the W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal for the first time. Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, and it ..

How to Cultivate Mindfulness in Meetings

You’re stuck in an all-day meeting and your mind is wandering. I wonder where the speaker got those great looking shoes. This chair is killing my back. I feel guilty for missing my kid’s ball ..

3 of the Best Golf Courses in Palm Springs

Whether you’re looking for a day trip from Los Angeles or visiting Palm Springs for a relaxing vacation, there’s a good chance you’ll want to take advantage of the consistently beautiful fall season and hit ..

5 of the Best Winter Getaways

It happens every year. After the excitement and activity of the holidays subside, travelers look at each other and say, “I think it’s time for a winter getaway. Where should we go this year?” Whether ..

What You Can Expect on a Luxury Cruise

Let’s just go ahead and stipulate that cruises make wonderful vacations. You unpack once and get to travel to multiple places. You don’t have to cook, make the bed or take out the trash once, ..

This is How to Know if Ecotourism is Really Responsible Travel

As travel opportunities have become increasingly global, travelers are often looking for authentic experiences beyond the rote “tourist” destinations and activities. But at the same time, we are more aware of the need to reduce ..

15 Unexpected Things That Are Missing on Viking Cruises

For a cruise line that consistently garners accolades for both river cruising and small ship ocean cruising, there are quite a lot of things missing on Viking cruises. As it turns out, that is a ..